In an apparent case of murder-suicide, a woman was shot by her ex-boyfriend at her home in Baltimore, Maryland. The incident took place in the 7200 block of Chippenham Place.
Baltimore County Police detectives said they arrived at a scene after receiving a report of gunfire at a Milford Mill apartment building Friday morning. When authorities arrived, they found Marlen Xioma Maldonado-Caceres, 30, laying on the ground shot. She later died at an area hospital.
Detectives determined that Maldonado-Caceres was shot by her ex-boyfriend. He was found a short distance away sitting in a vehicle, suffering from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. He is currently in a local hospital in a serious condition.
Authorities said that there is no threat to the community. More details will be released later about the incident as an investigation is ongoing.
In another case earlier this week, a woman was shot dead in Scottsdale, Arizona, by her ex-husband who later killed himself. According to the Scottsdale police, officers received reports about a shooting at Cholla Park in Arizona.
Police said that 59-year-old Lawrence Labine and 50-year-old Tammy Welch were found with gunshot wounds. Welch was found inside a car and was pronounced dead at the scene. Labine, who was alive when the officers arrived, was rushed to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries. He later succumbed to injuries at the hospital.
“It is believed that Labine, armed with two handguns, shot Welch as she sat in her vehicle and then turned one of the guns in himself,” the police stated.
Following further investigation, the officials were able to find out that Labine was the ex-husband of the woman. The motive behind the murder was unclear.
In a case of double murder-suicide, a man fatally shot his partner and her 14-year-old daughter before killing himself in California. Raymond Thomas Jackson, 50, of Vallejo, used a shotgun to kill his 53-year-old domestic partner and her daughter.
Police arrived at the scene after the teenager’s 12-year-old sister found the bodies of her mother and sister in the living room. “After contact with the suspect,” the girl fled the home, called 911 and ran to a neighbor’s home, police said. The 12-year girl told police that Jackson shot her mother and her sister. Officers went into the home and found three unresponsive people.
“It’s tragic,” Potts told Bay City News Service. This latest incident occurred following domestic violence.